Free Outdoor Plans

5 Nov Building a cold frame plans

If you want to add a nice project for your workshop, we recommend you to consider building a basic tool stand. There are many plans and tools you can choose from when building a tool stand, so we recommend you to work with attention and to select professional plans. There are so many things that you could build in your backyard that you really need to plan everything with attention and to invest in the best materials you can afford.

Building a tool stand

Building a tool stand

Read more about how to build a nice tool stand. Plumb the posts with a spirit level and make sure the corners are right-angled. Work with attention and invest in high quality materials, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner.

Select the wood with attention, as the slats should be in a good condition and without cracks or chops. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to get the job done as a professional and to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

Building a cold frame plans

Building a cold frame plans

See HERE more instructions for making a cold frame. As you can see, you can build a butterfly cold frame with two symmetrical lids, in order to create something unique in your own garden.

Leave no gaps between the slats if you aim for a very professional result. Assemble everything with great care, as the structure should be rigid and durable. Build the corner posts out of 2×2 lumber and make sure the corners are right-angled. Place a spirit level on the top beam to check if it is horizontal.

Build an a-frame chicken coop

18 Feb Chicken coop nest room

If you want to have fresh eggs every morning, you should definitely pay attention to this project. Raising 2-3 chickens is a great idea, as they don’t require a significant amount of work, but they will supply your family with several eggs every single day. In addition, the best part of the project is that building a small wooden shelter requires a small investment and any person with basic carpentry skills can get the job done in a few hours. As you will see in this project, there are several approaches when building a chicken coop, as there are many designs, sizes and shapes to choose from.

 

Build an a-frame chicken coop 

Chicken coop building plans

Chicken coop building plans

An a frame chicken coop is a great choice, if you want to build a simple structure and don’t want to spend a large amount of money. Moreover, you can get the job done using scrap lumber and a few square feet of chicken wire. As you can notice in the plans, you should use plywood and 2×4 lumber to build the frame of the chicken coop.

You can adjust the size of the coop according to the number of chickens you grow, but you can use the general guidelines to get the job done. The angles of the A-frame are about 60 degrees, so there is enough room for the chickens. This project feature side doors, as to have an easy access to the nest.

Chicken coop

Chicken coop

If you want to build something unique that would add value to your garden, then you should pay attention to these plans. This simple chicken coop plans can be done by anyone, but you need to invest more money in the project, as it requires more materials and labor.

This chicken coop is large enough for up to 10 chickens, so it is ideal if you want to have fresh eggs for the whole family, every day. Make sure you don’t build a heavy structure, otherwise you won’t be able to move it all over your backyard. Work with attention and cover the roof of the coop with asphalt shingles, to protect the chickens from bad weather.

 

Resources:

http://myoutdoorplans.com/animals/a-frame-chicken-coop-plans/

Raised Bed Plans

17 Jan

Building a raised bed plans is a great project, especially if you like to spend time in your garden and to grow your own vegetables. In addition, a raised garden bed doesn’t require a significant investment and it has numerous advantages. If you want to reduce your stress level or you are looking for a long-term hobby, gardening is one of the best choices. Nevertheless, all starts with a proper greenhouse or a small raised garden bed.

 

Raised Bed Plans

Simple raised bed plans

Simple raised bed plans

A raised bed is a simple construction, so any person with basic skills can get the job done. From our experience, the best materials you could use to get the job done is weather-resistant slats, such as cedar, redwood or pine. In addition, make sure the lumber hasn’t been treated with toxic substances, otherwise they might poison your vegetables. Choose detailed raised garden bed plans, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner.

In addition, we strongly recommend you to secure the frame in the ground, by using long corner legs. As you can see in the image, cut the posts at about 2-3′ and dig holes in the ground. Set the raised garden bed into the ground and check if the walls are horizontal and plumb, before continuing the project.

Fill the garden bed with soil and install several PVC arches, if you want to protect the plants from bad weather. In this manner, you could also increase the temperature with a few degrees. Use thick polyethylene film, if you want to get the job done as a professional.

 

CLICK HERE to see more plans for building a raised garden bed, using common tools and basic materials.

Cold Frame Plans Free

16 Jan Building a cold frame plans

Building a cold frame is easy and it has numerous benefits. From our own experience, a cold frame will change you life, as eating fresh vegetables will make you healthier and full of life. A cold frame is basically a mini-greenhouse, as it will create a great environment for the plans to develop easily. Nevertheless, you don’t need to heat the cold frame, as you should only plant weather-resistant vegetables. 

Attach a large glass lid, as to let enough light inside the frame. Work with great care and plan everything with great care, as to keep the expenditure under control. If you plan the construction from the very beginning, you can get the job done by using an old window. Attach the window with several metal hinges, if you want to get a proper connection. 

 

Cold Frame Plans

Building a cold frame plans

Building a cold frame plans

Build the frame of the cold frame by using 1×6 lumber. Make sure the slats are weather-resistant, otherwise they might get affected by decay over the long run. Always adjust the size of the cold frame to your needs, otherwise you won’t get the optimum results. 

Use a spirit level to check if the side walls are plumb or horizontal. Lock the wooden slats to the corner posts, in order to get a rigid structure. Drill pilot holes trough the slats and secure them to the posts with 1 1/4″ screws. 

Secure the lid to the structure with hinges and check if it opens properly, before applying several coats of paint to the structure. Continue the woodworking project by filling the cold frame with quality soil and plant the vegetables that suit your needs. 

As you can see building a cold frame is easy and any person with basic woodworking skills can get the job done. Nevertheless, we strongly recommend you to plan everything to the littlest detail, otherwise there might be many things that could get wrong. 

 

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